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  Jan Brewer Threatens to Run for a Likely Unconstitutional Third Term (Again)
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Last EditedCOSDem  May 21, 2012 11:21pm
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DescriptionJust over a year after stating she could probably run for a third term as governor if she wanted to, Governor Jan Brewer did it again.

Again, Brewer and her staff point to the section of the Arizona Constitution intended to prevent governors from getting a third term to justify the ability of Brewer to run for a third term.

The governor seems to think that since she took over for former Governor Janet Napolitano two years into a four-year term, it doesn't count against her.

Here's exactly what the Arizona Constitution says about term limits, in Article 5, Section 1, which was amended as approved by the voters as Proposition 107 in 1992:

"No member of the executive department shall hold that office for more than two consecutive terms. This limitation on the number of terms of consecutive service shall apply to terms of office beginning on or after January 1, 1993. No member of the executive department after serving the maximum number of terms, which shall include any part of a term served, may serve in the same office until out of office for no less than one full term."
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